Happy springtime, everyone – September is ba-ack! This is a pretty special time of year for us with Organic Awareness month starting on today. Now we know how much the term ‘organic’ gets bandied around these days and it’s hard to know for sure if the product you’re buying is genuinely organic. But there’s an easy way to tell if it’s the real deal – it’s called the ‘Bud’!
Australian Certified Organic (ACO) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to everything organic. Their certification process is thorough so when you see their ‘Bud’ label on a product, you know it’s an authentic organic product, which is why we have it on all of our coffee bags.
What is organic?
Organic Coffee has been at the heart of the Sacred Grounds range from the start. By choosing Certified Organic Products, you minimise your intake of synthetic chemicals, you reduce animal cruelty and you help encourage sustainable farming practices.
It’s free from nasty chemicals! Is regular coffee really that bad? Yes it is because coffee is one of the most chemically sprayed plants in the world. By choosing Organic Certified coffee, you can rest assured that there are no synthetic fertilisers or chemicals used in growing or production of the coffee. This means cleaner beans, air, land, and water.
It’s all about sustainability! Most conventionally grown coffee plants are hybrids developed to flourish in open sun. Coffee naturally prefers the shade, meaning that organic coffee greatly reduces the amount of forest cleared as the coffee plants need the shade of the canopy to thrive.
It’s healthy! Coffee has many health benefits, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease. Organic is the best way to receive the full benefits of coffee without simultaneously ingesting synthetic chemicals from sprayed coffee beans.
At Sacred Grounds, we love organic; it’s a better choice for the planets, the communities growing the coffee and for all of us, the coffee drinkers and that’s why we’ve become Bronze sponsors of Organic Awareness month!